General Motors - Pay a Living Wage to your Mexican Workers

Mary Teresa Barra, CEO, General Motors

General Motors is paying its nearly 6,000 Mexican autoworkers at its truck assembly plant in Silao, Guanajuato, between $9 and $23 per DAY for 12-hour shifts!

GM's global profits were a record $14.3 billion last year because of its strategy of focusing on its profitable trucks and large SUVs.

In the beginning of February, workers voted out the corrupt union that was controlled by the company and elected a new, independent union, SINTTIA, led by a woman autoworker.

In retaliation, General Motors fired many of the activists who were involved in organizing the new union.

General Motors has hired a notorious anti-union law firm that specializes in dead-locking negotiations. We need to put pressure on General Motors to do the right thing and negotiate in good faith with the workers' union and to reinstate workers who were fired for union activities!

The petition drive is co-sponsored by the Mexico Solidarity Project and Labor Notes.

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To: Mary Teresa Barra, CEO, General Motors
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General Motors is paying its Mexican autoworkers in Silao, Guanajuato, between $9 and $23 per DAY for 12-hour shifts! The minimum wage in San Francisco, California, is going up this year to $17 per hour.​

General Motors! You should pay your Mexican workers more than they would make if they came to San Francisco for a minimum wage job.

We challenge General Motors to negotiate in good faith with the new independent union SINTTIA to raise wages. And by the way, bring back on the job all those workers you fired for supporting the union.